Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Alphasmart, take two

Captain’s Log, Stardate 10.11.2006

Blog book giveaway:
My Thursday book giveaway is The Wedding Caper by Janice Thompson.
My Monday book giveaway is Thanks for the Mammogram! AND Reconstructing Natalie, both by Laura Jensen Walker.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on the blog posts above. On Thursday, I'll draw the winner for The Wedding Caper and post the title for another book I'm giving away.

Pick my title! I’m still holding a poll for the title of my book! Go to this blog post to cast your vote!

My Alphasmart, how I love thee! Let me count MORE ways...

** Taking notes during a writing workshop (although sometimes the key clacking annoys people—the newer Dana and Neo models don’t make as much noise).

** Not being tempted by the internet, e-mails, blogs, etc.

** Not being apprehensive about bringing it with me to youth group because even if someone runs into me or knocks my bag around, my Alphasmart is more durable than a laptop.

** Needing only 3 AA batteries, which so far have only been used 1/8th after writing my entire 80K novel on it.

** Needing less time to unpack or pack up my writing than Dineen does with her fancy-shmancy Mac laptop (yes, the very laptop that saved our butts at the ACFW conference) when we go to Java Junction to write together. And hopefully next year, I’ll have a fancy-shmancy Mac laptop too. Captain Caffeine says I have to wait for the price to go down first.

** Not being distracted by IMs from Heather when Dineen and I go to Java Junction to write together.

** Sitting on the bench in the dusty dog park and not worrying about any delicate laptop hardware that could be damaged by particulates or drool. (I speak from experience—my laptop got trashed at the dog park.)


Writing: I posted another agent post at my Story Sensei blog today.

I also posted a review of Violette Between by Alison Strobel below.

I had a GREAT time writing with Dineen yesterday. I went to her house, we had lunch, and then we had almost 7 hours of writing time. We only took two 30 minute breaks—one of those to make fudge, which Dineen is sending to Brandilyn Collins for her birthday. I got a lot done, and so did D.

Please continue to pray for me to get the revisions done.

Diet: Not doing too badly. I ate salad for lunch, a balanced meal for dinner (a la Dineen cuisine), and popcorn as a nighttime snack. I also did 30 minutes of Denise Austin. Let’s hope I can keep this up the rest of this week.

Any favorite healthy snacks you guys like?


  1. My fav snack, more like beverage, is hot tea, of any flavor. Seriously, when I drink it I fill up and don't snack. Of course there's a lot of bathroom breaks.

    If you're looking for food, well, then I'd have to say vanilla yogart with strawberries and granola. I know you can't eat blueberries, but can you eat the strawberries.


  2. Woohoo! Finished another chapter today, girl. Sure enjoyed yesterday. :-)

  3. LOL! Boy, I sure got to be in this post a lot. Thought I'd do two posts so I'd make it all even. LOLOLOLOLOLOL!